This project is both a series of fine art portraits of cats and an artist book titled Numpurrs by Clancy [written and illustrated by Sue Clancy]
Specifically it’s an illustrated poem about cats and numbers – a playful summing up of what happens when everyone brings something pleasant to the table. Every contribution counts!
Both the poem and the cat portraits Sue Clancy created were inspired by the cat stories and photos her friends were kind enough to share. You could say that this book itself is a compounding potluck event – a notion that adds to the fun.
Printed books: A preview of this entire book and access to the printed and downloadable ebook versions can be had via this link https://www.blurb.com/b/10297565-numpurrs
Here is the link to the free ebook on Storyberries.com – https://www.storyberries.com/bedtime-stories-numpurrs-by-clancy-free-counting-books-for-kids/
Fine Art: Below are all of the fine art cat portraits that illustrate the poem in Numpurrs. The original artwork can be seen at the Aurora Gallery www.auroragalleryonline.com
Here’s a look at the printed book. 36 color pages. 6 x 9 inches. Choice of hard or softcover. In the back of the book you can see some of the cat “models” that inspired the Numpurrs artwork. The print books are available via this link https://www.blurb.com/b/10297565-numpurrs .
Additional Numpurrs fun:
A Numpurrs poster – https://www.zazzle.com/numpurrs_poster-228224328093121348
A Numpurrs calendar – https://www.zazzle.com/by_the_numpurrs_calendar-158374408542960971
A Numpurrs jigsaw puzzle – 676 pieces https://www.zazzle.com/numpurrs_puzzle-116190200123209790
Numpurrs mug – https://www.zazzle.com/numpurrs_mug-168791615464778032
Numpurrs fabric (for placemats, pillows, lapblankets etc) –https://www.spoonflower.com/en/fabric/10688595-numpurrs-by-sueclancy
Blog posts about the process of creating Numpurrs
1 – https://sueclancy.com/beginning-numpurrs/
2 – https://sueclancy.com/numpurrs-0-1-2-3/
3 – https://sueclancy.com/numpurrs-4-5-6-7/
4 – https://sueclancy.com/numpurrs-8-9-10-11/
5 – https://sueclancy.com/numpurrs-12-13-14-15/
6 – https://sueclancy.com/numpurrs-16-17-18-19/
Photos sent to me by happy readers. Posted with permission